Friday, April 3, 2009


I didn't get any advice unfortunately---don't feel bad--I know you are a busy bunch! At any rate, I decided to go with my "gut" and bind the quilt with my usual straight grain double-fold. The points aren't as sharp, but probably they wouldn't be anyway. I am going to post a picture after I finish sewing down the binding and I wash the quilt. I quilted with a overall tight stipple, and I think it looks nice. I also used poly thread for the first time in quilting, and I must say, I intend to use it again. A lot less lint, and it sinks into the batting nicely. I read on Bonnie's Quiltville site that she uses maxilock--the thread that is usually used in sergers, so I will try that next.

Since I was in a "binding mood", I am also in the process of sewing the binding on to one of the "quilts-in-waiting"---so I will be able to move two off my "to do" list. I think what I will have to do is sew the binding on immediately after I finish quilting--rather than putting them aside to wait for a later day.

Well, must go and finish my binding---I had to take a small break. Take care and have a great day!!!!



  1. Hi Patricia,

    Isn't it addictive to sew binding once you start!? :))

    Have fun!


  2. Patricia, it is so much fun to be at the binding stage of a quilt. Will visit your blog again to see the finished quilt. It will be a surprise to all of us.
    Have a great weekend.


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